Org. Setting and Reporting The position is located in the Memorandum of Understanding and Reimbursement Policy Section (MRPS) of the Uniform Capabilities Support Division (UCSD) of the Department of Operational Support (DOS).
The Section is seeking bilingual (English and French) interns interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and developing reporting tools that result in the expansion of new policies and procedures to improve the performance and effectiveness of military and police contingents in the field. The underlying analytical reasoning required to implement this process-improvement focuses on a careful evaluation and understanding of multiple data structures, inter-relationships, calculation logic, and reporting formats.
The candidate is expected to gain a deep understanding of organizational structures and the frameworks governing the reimbursement to countries for deploying military/ police personnel and equipment to peacekeeping missions.
In line with the Secretary-General's management reform report effective 01 January 2019 DOS will focus on operations, services, transactions and surge support to entities in weak environments. It will service and support the entire Secretariat - at Headquarters, the regional commissions and offices away from Headquarters and in the field. Responsibilities Interns are expected to perform some of but not limited to the following tasks under the supervision of the Chief of Section and with guidance from office staff:
Research, analyze and evaluate documentation to determine processes and steps
Assist in the development and maintenance of a repertoire of practices
Review and consolidate data packages from different sources into formats that allow substantial analysis of data
Develop, deliver, amend and revise, automated templates to raise standard reports utilizing user-friendly templates, by utilizing coding and macros, particularly in MS Excel.
Assist in the ongoing maintenance of content management systems, including updating the Section's internal databases and external website pages;
Assist in drafting official correspondence in English and/or French
Perform other related duties, as required. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of data management and be a power user of Excel. Ability to apply evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and information management trends. Ability to manage complex records and large data sets. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology. Education To qualify for this internship the following conditions must be met:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Information and Communications Technology, Information Science, Information systems, Information management, Project Management, Business Management, or related field. (b) Or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor s level or equivalent) in Information and Communications Technology, Information Science, Information systems, Information management, Project Management, Business Management, or related field. (c) Or have graduated with a university degree Information and Communications Technology, Information Science, Information systems, Information management, Project Management, Business Management, or related field; and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation. (d) If pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of fulltime studies in a university, or equivalent instruction toward the completion of a degree in Information and Communications Technology, Information Science, Information systems, Information management, Project Management, Business Management, or related field.
2. Be proficient in standard office automation equipment and software systems, including Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel. Be familiar with cutting-edge technology and tools.
3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Work Experience Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Experience in managing large and complex data sets is an advantage. Languages English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage. Assessment Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Special Notice MRPS is offering intern positions for a minimum two-month period starting as soon as possible (subject to the candidate's availability and school schedule) with an opportunity of extension up to six months. Please indicate in your cover letter the period for which you will be interested. The internship is UNPAID and full time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member.
A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
It is IMPERATIVE that your cover letter addresses the following details:
(1) Title of the degree currently being pursued by the applicant and the specific subjects taken;
(2) Expected graduation date from the degree programme that the applicant is enrolled in;
(3) The applicant's objectives for undertaking an internship with MRPS and how the internship fits within their career plan;
(4) The applicant's availability for the internship: Commencement and end date.
In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in, and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Your application will be evaluated based on the information provided in the PHP and not on any attachments. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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